Course

Bachelor of Information and Communications Technology/Bachelor of Business and Commerce (Accounting)

Approved Abbreviation: BICT/BBus&Com(Acc)


Western Sydney University Course Code: 3656.1

AQF Level: 7

CRICOS Code: 068789G


Course Status: INACTIVE
This version of the course is no longer offered. Please use the course search to find courses currently available.


Students should follow the course structure for the course version relevant to the year they commenced. This course version applies to students who commenced study in this course in 2010 or later.

Units may be revised or replaced to ensure students are provided with up to date curriculum throughout their studies, and this may result in a new course version. Refer to the Check My Course Progress page in MySR for the most up to date information for your course.

This double degree program targets the wide application of information technology in Business and Commerce in Accounting. It provides students with a strong technical background in IT and Business and Commerce in Accounting. It allows students to develop skills in application development, program design, systems analysis & design, networks, web-design, and the implementation of technology.

This degree combines information technology with knowledge required by professional Accountants.

Study Mode
Four years full-time.

Course Advice

NameEmail
Course Advicebict@westernsydney.edu.au

Location

CampusAttendanceModeCourse Advice
Parramatta Campus - Victoria RoadFull TimeInternal See above

Accreditation
The Bachelor of Information and Communications Technology is currently accredited with the Australian Computer Society (ACS) at Professional level. The Bachelor of Business and Commerce (Accounting) has accreditation with Certified Practicing Accountants Australia (CPA) and The Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia (ICAA).

Admission

Eligibility for admission to the Bachelor of Information and Communications Technology/Bachelor of Business and Commerce (Accounting) is based on the following requirements:

Assumed knowledge required: HSC Mathematics and two units of HSC English.

Applications from Australian and New Zealand citizens and holders of permanent resident visas must be made via the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC).

UAC

International applicants must apply directly to Western Sydney University via the International Office.

International Office

Applicants who have undertaken studies overseas may have to provide proof of proficiency in English. Details of minimum English proficiency requirements and acceptable proof can be found on the Universities Admissions Centre website (UAC).

UAC

Overseas qualifications must be deemed by the Australian Education International - National Office of Overseas Skills Recognition (AEI-NOOSR) to be equivalent to Australian qualifications in order to be considered by UAC and Western Sydney University.

Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) Accreditation

The Accounting degree is internationally accredited with the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and students who complete this degree will receive exemptions from 11 ACCA papers.

Details available on the ACCA website at

https://www.accaglobal.com/an/en.html

Course Structure

Qualification for this award requires the successful completion of 320 credit points as per the structure below.

Students are eligible to graduate with a Bachelor of Information and Communications Technology, on completion of all the 24 units listed in the first three years of the relevant sequence below.

The conceptual design of this Bachelor of Information and Communications Technology/Bachelor of Business and Commerce (Accounting) double degree is as follows.

1) Years 1 to 3 students complete their Bachelor of Information and Communications Technology (16 units);

2) Also, in Years 1 to 3 students complete two common core units of the Bachelor of Business and Commerce and six of the Bachelor of Business and Commerce Accounting key program units. Students may also elect to take two alternate Bachelor of Business and Commerce units (as suggested in the course document) in Year 1 which will be deemed equivalent to two Bachelor of Information and Communications Technology units. In Year 4 they complete three Bachelor of Business and Commerce common core units and five Bachelor of Business and Commerce Accounting key program units.

Year 1

Autumn session

300580Programming Fundamentals
300585Systems Analysis and Design

Choose one of

100483Principles of Professional Communication 1
200336Business Academic Skills

Choose one of

300700Statistical Decision Making
200032Statistics for Business

Spring session

300565Computer Networking
300144Object Oriented Analysis
300104Database Design and Development
200101Accounting Information for Managers

Please note: From 2017 students are required to enrol in 200972 Accounting in Context instead of 200101 Accounting Information for Managers.

Year 2

Autumn session

300582Technologies for Web Applications
300581Programming Techniques
300095Computer Networks and Internets
200111Financial Accounting Applications

Spring session

300583Web Systems Development
300699Discrete Structures and Complexity

Please note unit 300699 is no longer available from 2013. Students should take unit 300958 Social Web Analytics.

200116Management Accounting Fundamentals
200488Corporate Financial Management

Year 3

Autumn session

300570Human-Computer Interaction
300578Professional Development
300698Operating Systems Programming
200536Intermediate Financial Accounting

Spring session

300579Professional Experience
200534Accounting Information Systems
200109Corporate Accounting Systems
200571Management Dynamics

Year 4

Autumn session

200535Auditing and Assurance Services
200108Contemporary Management Accounting
200183Law of Business Organisations
200525Principles of Economics

Spring session

200184Introduction to Business Law
200083Marketing Principles
200267Advanced Accounting
200118The Accountant as a Consultant


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